Thursday, June 12, 2008

Volunteer Coordinator position for 2009 Homeless Count

Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority

-A Joint Powers Authority Created by the City and County of Los Angeles-

453 S. Spring Street, 12th Floor • Los AngelesCalifornia • 90013

Telephone: (213) 683-3333 • Fax: (213) 892-0093 • TTY: (213) 553-8488

TITLE: Volunteer Coordinator

DEPARTMENT: Policy & Planning

Classification Standards: Under the direction of the Director of Policy & Planning, the Volunteer Coordinator is primarily responsible for recruiting, training, scheduling and supervising volunteers needed for the 2009 Homeless Count.

Position Term: Funding for the position is available for the period from July 1, 2008 through January 31, 2009.

Minimum Qualifications: The position requires knowledge of effective outreach and organizational strategies for volunteers, and legal aspects of operating a volunteer program.
The incumbent will be expected to:

· Develop recruitment and selection procedures based on program needs.

· Communicate in a friendly and informative manner with people from a wide variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds and lifestyles.

· Make effective presentations to various groups and organizations – public and private – to solicit volunteers.

· Work independently and possess strong time management skills.

· Supervise, motivate, train and schedule volunteers.

Training and Experience: One year or more of full time experience as a volunteer coordinator. Equivalent to a Bachelors degree in social services, marketing, business, public policy, or a related field is preferred.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Consult with senior management and planning staff to determine organization needs for various volunteer services and plan for volunteer recruitment.
  • Attend and participate in community meetings to recruit interested parties for volunteer service.
  • Screen, and refer applicants to appropriate regional units.
  • Arrange for required training and supervision of volunteers, including preparation of procedural and training manuals.
  • Maintain a database of volunteer workers and hours of work; prepare and present reports to management; recommend necessary changes or adjustments to the volunteer program.
  • Plan, assign and direct the work of volunteers.
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

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